What is an iPhone digitizer?

I know that there are a ton of question about the “digitizer” on your iPhone, or any other touch-screen smartphone these days. We here at Mission Repair are experts and very familiar with iPhone digitizers, glass, and screens. We repair them by the thousands every month. Let’s see if we can demonstrate what the digitizer is here under a glass panel:

This is the digitizer on an iPhone!

The digitizer is fused UNDER the glass cover. It’s the electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger through the glass, and is designed to allow the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. This is the “input” of the device and it’s very thin and transparent.

The point is that you cannot replace the digitizer alone. Since it’s part of the glass, in the event of a touch failure it needs to be replaced with the glass and vice versa. So if you have a cracked iPhone glass, you’re going to get a new digitizer as well. If you have an iPhone that doesn’t respond to touch, you’ll also get a new glass. It’s just the way it’s designed.

You might see these assemblies marketed as:

  • iPhone glass
  • iPhone digitizer
  • iPhone touch screen
  • iPhone glass screen
  • iPhone screen
  • iPhone touch panel

For all intents and purposes, these terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing. Are you in need of one of these parts? Here’s a list of glass/digitizer repairs that we sell here at Mission Repair:

Don’t forget our wide selection of iPad Glass Repair options!

Remember, you might see these glass panels for sale cheap – be sure to inquire about the required digitizer that is fused to the glass from the factory – without it, the glass is useless. You cannot replace the glass or “remove” your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone without advanced equipment and lots of training. It just doesn’t work! These assemblies are built together and must stay together. I hope this information helps!

2015 Mission Repair Blog in review.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 5 days for that many people to see it.

We definitely hit a few “highs” this year on our blog, and by far reaching over 1 million unique new readers was one of the best.  I’ve been aiming for that goal for some time now, are we are on our way to 2 million!

One of our most read blogs is still from 2011 titled “What is an iPhone Digitizer“.  We’ve definitely gotten some mileage out of that one!

Thanks again for everyone’s readership, we really appreciate it.  Take your time traveling as the 2015 year closes and you can count on the fact that we will be here in 2016.

Sincerely, Ryan

 

The Digitizer in an iPhone is the most important part of the screen. But what is it?

Let’s be honest. It is all a little confusing when talking about replacing the iPhone’s screen. At Mission Repair we replace thousands of iPhone screens every month which include replacing the glass, digitizer and LCD. Most people understand the functions of the glass and LCD, but what is a digitizer?

The digitizer is the electronic component that senses all touch functions. It is fused UNDER the glass and senses a human finger though the glass so that the unit can be controlled by your fingertip. The digitizer is very thin and transparent.

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Our Screen Repairs replace the glass, digitizer and LCD because these parts all come fused together as one assembly. You cannot replace the digitizer alone because it is part of the glass. So, if you have a shattered iPhone screen, you’re going to get a new digitizer along with the glass in order for your device to function correctly again.

When looking for an iPhone Screens you may see them marketed as: “iPhone glass, iPhone digitizer, iPhone touch screen, iPhone glass screen, iPhone screen, iPhone touch panel”, etc. These terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing.

In need of an iPhone screen repair? Be sure to give us a call at 1-866-638-8402, visit our website or send us an email!

December Deal of The Month – iPhone 6 Screen Repairs

It has been a busy December so far. We had a record breaking Black Friday and a very impressive Cyber Monday. It’s a busy season and we haven’t even talked about our Deal of the Month yet! Now thru the end of December we are taking $20 off iPhone 6 Screen Repairs. Yes, iPhone 6 screens are breakable, just like other iPhones and we have had a TON of phone calls regarding this service. So, for December we decided to help all iPhone 6 users out with our Deal of The Month. There is no coupon required, just place your order online or at one of our walk-in locations to save. Offer expires 12/31/14 at midnight.

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If you have been living with a cracked screen on your new iPhone 6, now is the time to get it repaired with Mission:Repair. Just click the link above to start your order or call us at 1-866-638-8402. Once we receive your device we will replace the shattered glass with a brand new screen and get your device back to you good-as-new. Our screen repair services not only come with a warranty against any defects to the screen but also come with our Got Repair Benefit. This benefit means you NEVER have to pay full price for the same repair. For more information, click here.

Happy Monday!

Melanie

iPhone 6 Screen Repairs? Yes We Do Those Too.

The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, released about a month ago, are larger and thinner versions of the iPhone. While both models are beautifully designed, they are not indestructible. These iPhones are still easy to drop, and at Mission:Repair we know accidents happen and we are here to help!

We have already received a ton of these devices into our repair center and if you are in need of a screen repair for your iPhone be sure to give us a call. Our certified technicians will remove the broken screen from your device and replace it with a brand new Glass/Digitizer/LCD assembly. Our normal turnaround time is 24 hours but if you need your device repaired faster than that – we offer same-day services as well.

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Interested in our repair services? Click one of the links below or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402 to speak to one of our customer service representatives.

If you don’t the repair you need on our website be sure to call us or send us an email at sales@missionrepair.com

What Is A Digitizer On An iPhone?

The word “digitizer” is used a lot when it comes to iPhones and iPhone repairs but what exactly is it? It wasn’t until I started working at Mission:Repair that I finally asked this question. Our technicians are all too familiar with iPhone screens, glass and digitizers. They repair thousands of them every month, so who better to provide the answer?247641_10152389828687913_2821550898266323372_n

The digitizer is the electronic component that senses the touch of your finger through the glass. It is designed to allow the device to be controlled by a finger tip and is fused under the glass.

The digitizer is part of the glass, therefore you cannot replace it alone. If your screen is not responding to touch, the glass AND digitizer need to be replaced. So, if you get a news glass put on your device, you will also be getting a new digitizer. It’s just the way it’s designed.

Need the glass/digitizer repaired on your iPhone? Take a look at the repairs we offer at Mission:Repair:

You cannot replace the glass or remove your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone. It doesn’t work like that. These assemblies must stay together, they are built together. So, if you are in need of a Glass Repair be sure to click on our services above or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402.

Have a great day,

Melanie

Did You Notice Our Logo Changed A Little?

halloween_MRNo, we didn’t redesign our logo, it just got a temporary makeover! Halloween is approaching and we thought it would be fun to spruce up our website. If you have been to MissionRepair.com before, you may have noticed our logo changes around Holidays. This includes 4th of July, Thanksgiving, New Years, Memorial Day and more. It’s one of the ways we have fun around here and a little reminder that we are constantly updating our site.

New Repair Services are added daily as more parts become available to us. If you visit our website and don’t see the repair you need – be sure to give us a call. Chances are, we can source the part and repair your unit! So, whether you need an iPod Charging Port Repair, iPhone Battery Replacement, Galaxy S 4 Screen Repair, etc. be sure to visit us at www.missionrepair.com or call 1-866-638-8402.

Have a great day,

Melanie